Stop all manner of periodic scripts from running

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Tue Mar 17 17:13:03 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:09 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Taking the questions regarding my routing boxes one step further, I have
> strict rules that allow only certain control and management protocols to
> communicate on the network.
> Although SMTP is denied, I just realized that there are numerous
> messages from periodic scripts that are queued up that can't be sent.
> Can someone advise how to find out each and every periodic script that
> tries to send out email (given a standard install), and/or how to
> disable this?
> Or, is there a way to completely cripple a FreeBSD machine, so the
> system actually realizes that it can not send any email, and everything
> it tries to send email will realize this? (preferably a more subtle
> approach than simply rm'ing the sendmail binary :)

echo 'sendmail_enable="NONE"' >> /etc/rc.conf

Glen Barber

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